Urban Outfitters Spring Lookbook

Urban Outfitters Spring lookbook is a California, hipster paradise.  UO mixes lightweight daydresses, knits, button downs, tees and crop tops in pastel colors and prints from floral to polka dot.  Add in some sorbet colored skinny cropped jeans, flowy skirts and denim cut-offs paired with holographic handbags and colorful accessories and you’ve got yourself a fun spring wardrobe!  My personal favorite is the polka dot crop top and matching shorts!

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Boyfriend Jeans

One of the best things to come out of the men we date are their clothes!  All over we have seen menswear inspired looks – first the oversize men’s watch, then came the menswear tailoring of suits.  However, the most wearable (and comfortable) look that comes from the boys are their slouchy, distressed, cuffed jeans.  Pair them with some girly accessories (they look amazing with heels or booties) and not only will you be wearing the men’s pants, you’ll have all of them looking as well!  Try to find a pair that isn’t TOO baggy – you still want to show off your shape.  Here are some looks for inspiration!

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Bloomingdale’s Wishlist : Sorbet for Spring

When changing to a new season, colors are a major factor to consider.  This upcoming spring it’s all about pastel!  These light and breezy colors will be seen head to toe, even for outerwear and accessories as well.  Next time you head to your favorite store or while seeking some new items while shopping online, keep an eye out for these sorbet colors – mint, peach, lilac, baby blues and pinks.  Here are some of my favorites.

sorbet DL1961 Jeans – Toni Skinny in Napa

sorbet2 Rebecca Minkoff Satchel – Blake

sorbet3 Shoshanna Printed Dress – Tara Shift

sorbet4 kate spade new york Flats Mini Necklace, 18″

sorbet5 Rachel Roy Ballet Flats – Brigitte

sorbet6 kate spade new york Carousel Bangle Watch, 16mm

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Tory Burch Resort 2013

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Tory Burch’s new Resort 2013 collection makes me want to book a vacation somewhere, ANYWHERE – just as long as I can purchase all of these amazing looks to wear.  With an overall preppy, laid-back feel, this collection has you covered from brunch in the morning to poolside all day followed by a romantic dinner at night.  Lots of navy, seafoam green and purple adorn printed day dresses, printed pants and tunics.  Don’t forget a great pair of wedges and a straw bag and you are ready for a fabulous getaway.

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The Perfect It-Bag

I feel like something has been missing in my life.  Oh, I know – I need a new go-to, perfect for every event, and super cute BAG!  When I saw Michael Kors Large Fulton Pebbled Leather Satchels, I almost fell over and died because I had found it, the perfect bag.  This bag comes in fabulous colors.  It has a top handle as well as a strap – totally versatile.  And finally, it’s roomy so I can store all my totally unnecessary  items that I must carry around with me at all times.  At a perfect price of $328, what else could you want besides Michael Kors himself to walk around with you, guiding you to the vey best styles and trends (wait, can that happen please?)  Until that can actually happen, I’ll just take the bag for now…. But I’ll be waiting for you Mr. Kors.

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Get a HANDle on the Cold

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Everyone knows we can turn jeans and a t-shirt into a glamourous ensemble with just a few key accessories.  Well, the newest underrated accessory is now making a comeback with some fancy embellishment – the leather glove.  No longer will this cold weather add-on be overlooked, it now has all eyes shooting toward your hands with spikes, studs and lots of sparkle that adds lots of pizzaz to any outfit.  Yes, one little item can change an outfit and this season, it’s all about the hands.

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Tis the Season to Shine

When you look around during this time of year, nothing about the holidays are understated.  Everything is lit up, glittering, sparkling and catching your eyes and attention wherever you set your gaze.  Your fashion choices should be no different!  What better excuse than a holiday party, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, or just because you want to shine along with everything around you, to wear some shimmery, glitzy GOLD!  Adorn yourself with anything gold and you are insta-glam.  The gold trend is the most appropriate look for this time of year (because when else will you look festive and not freakish walking around in your sparkly gold lame dress, black tights and killer heels?  Oh right, never.)  The best part about gold is that you can never over-do it.  Wear that gold mini, stilettos, bangles, oversize necklace- you name it, you can wear it!  Happy Sparkling!

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Super Woman Fashion

The temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing for fashionistas – time to seek out that major cold weather must-have – a winter coat!  However, you might want to pass over those puffer jackets or fur coats or any topper in general that has sleeves.  Wait, did you read that right?  Yes, you did!  The big coat of the moment is a cape – no sleeves and a great top layer to any fall/winter ensemble.  So put on your cape and fly to your next event because capes are the kryptonite to any outfit debacle.

 

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Not Your Typical Tweed

I tend to shy away from many menswear-inspired trends because I am such a girly-girl ( I know, I hate me too).  But one piece of fabric that has been taken from our lovely male friends’ closets that can totally be worn by us gals is tweed!  I love this trend because tweed is such a polished, chic look and yet it adds a little masculinity and structured to an otherwise average feminine outfit.  Not to mention you totally Chanel-ify your outfit with a little tweed (hello, signature Chanel tweed jacket).  Not to mention, the textured material will keep you warm during the cold months to come!  Below are some greatly styled outfits featuring tweed. Enjoy!

Here are some outfit ideas by me!

Tweed Skirt
White shirt – Topshop / Blazer – All Saints / Tweed skirt – Topshop / Tights – Barney’s / Boots – Emilio Pucci / Bag – Balenciaga / Necklace – Kate Spade
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Blouse – Chloe / Jacket – Rebecca Taylor / Pants – Topshop / Flats – ALDO /  Bag – Foley + Corinna / Earrings – Michael Kors / Bracelets – Alexis Bittar 

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Pretty in Peplum!

A major flare has hit the fashion world and it’s a wonder why it’s taken so long for PEPLUM to make it big!  Peplum looks impressively chic and professional for the office or fun and flirty for a night out. The little bit of extra ruffle around the waist is so flattering, even though hearing those five words “extra ruffle around the waist” would make most women cringe.   Figure-flattering and a great sophisticated update to the normal pencil skirt or plain shell top, peplum has made a strong statement to women’s clothing and will probably be yelling that statement loud and clear for a few more seasons (at least!) to come.

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From top left-right : Alexander McQueen (pink top) / River Island (azure top) / Topshop (white dress) / Miu Miu (light rose top) / From bottom left – right : Mango (black skirt) / River Island (leopard top) / Jil Sander (black dress) / Alice + Olivia (pink skirt)
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